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What kinds of food did the pioneers eat?

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North American pioneers ate foods like grains, fruits, wild berries, fish, turkey, rabbit , deer, pork, eggs, milk, honey, corn, bread and potatoes. These were foods that they grew, picked, hunted or bought at a nearby general store. They also raised animals for food, such as pigs, chickens and cows.

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Pioneers planted spring and summer gardens annually to grow different fruits and vegetables, such as peas, radishes, green vegetables, pumpkin, potatoes and squash. Additional sources of food were wild berries and nuts that they picked in nearby forests. Pioneers that lived near lakes or rivers also had fish available to eat. They would purchase food staples that they did not have immediate access to, such as coffee, flour or cornmeal, at general stores in their vicinity.

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